Chris "Kiff" Gallagher

Christopher C. Gallagher, Jr. (Kiff)

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Kiff Gallagher is an entrepreneurial leader with 20 years of experience building visionary brands and movements in the public, private, social and creative sectors. His innovation and leadership is well documented in the areas of corporate citizenship, strategic communications, social impact and culture.

Gallagher served on the White House legislative team that wrote and passsed bipartisan legislation creating AmeriCorps. As a Program Officer at the public-private Corporation for National Service, he ran a $15M impact portfolio in education, healthy communities and the environment. Later, Kiff served as lead spokesman and directed public affairs, customer service and community initiatives through a high-profile corporate crisis as Director of Strategic Communications at Odwalla, Inc. Appointed President of Social Venture Network, a national organization for CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors, Gallagher played a lead role in advancing the movements for sustainable business, social enterprise and impact investing. Later, he added another passion - music - as founder of the award-winning educational and community initiative, MusicianCorps, where he currently serves as Chairman and CEO. Gallagher also consults with Discovery Communications on the global media company's social impact and strategic partnerships portfolio.

Gallagher has been profiled on NBC Evening News, PBS NewsHour, NPR's All Things Considered, Voice of America and the Chronicle of Philanthropy; his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Politico and other publications; he has guest lectured at top business schools and been a featued speaker at the Aspen Institute, Clinton Global Initiative, Stanford Center for Social Innovation, Center for American Progress and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As one of its first employees in 1991, Gallagher helped launch Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign, and served as an informal advisor to President Obama’s 2008 campaign and transition. He has consulted internationally for the State Department and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and raised funds from the nation's top philanthropic institutions as well as cities, states and the federal governement. Gallagher has won leadership recognition from the James Irvine Foundation, St. Paul's School Alumni Association, and GQ Magazine’s Gentlemen’s Fund.

A lifelong musician, Kiff has written and produced two critically praised, independently released, albums. His music is licensed on radio, TV and digital media worldwide. He is also an active equity investor, and an honors graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Hahva and son, Luca.